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Rating

3.1/5
  • The Role
    3.4
  • The Company
    2.8
  • The Culture
    3.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed the team and the companies I worked for.

    3/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt extremely valued by my colleagues. I expected to be treated like an intern/temporary worker; however, I was fully accepted into the team and given important tasks to do (such as coaching other colleagues who were of a higher level than me)

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My People Manager was extremely helpful and friendly. I was able to talk to her about many things and also ask for tips and guidance.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • At the start of my internship, I was very busy, especially compared to other interns in my division. However, towards the end of my internship, I was much less busy and sometimes struggled to find challenging work to do.

    2/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a good load of responsibility. I enjoyed this as it enabled me to push myself and give me a great idea into what day to day life will be like working with the team.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The training I received was not as applicable during my internship, however, I believe it will be useful upon starting my graduate career.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The general atmosphere in my office was hard working yet relaxed and fun. Even though we were often under pressure to complete large amounts of work in small periods of time, everyone managed to stayed calm and on top of their work load.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • My internship as a whole was well organised, however, I feel as though my work load could have been more varied in order to give me a broader experience of Audit. I was placed on one non-audit task for the whole internship period and I had to seek other roles myself whereas other interns were given a whole range of tasks to do during the 6 week period.

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company invested in me in terms of development by providing a 3 days training course. It enabled me to learn more about my division, the types of work I would be doing and the challenges I may face.

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Working from home

    2/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There are many future opportunities available within the organisation. If you work hard, you are likely to be offered a graduate place. There is also scope to move around to a different division if you feel the one you took your internship in was not for you. I think one of the most appealing aspects of these employment prospects are that they tend to be more stable than other work divisions such as banking.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The social scene and sense of friendship is very strong amongst the colleagues division I was working in. I attended events such as karaoke with my peers. Even though I was only an intern, the Associates made me feel very welcome and part of the group.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The costs of living and socialising in the area I work will vary as I am often at different client locations. The costs at my main office are typical London prices. For an individual coming from a smaller town/city, these may seem more expensive. However, I am used to such pricing as I have lived in London my whole life.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • As I worked in the city, the nightlife is very fun and vibrant. There are many places in surrounding areas to attend and find fun that suits you.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were many opportunities to get involved in things outside of work i.e. team sports and challenges. Unfortunately, I was unable to get involved with many of these things as they clashed with my busy work period.

    3/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Central London and City

October 2012


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